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    Panama City, FL
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    Checking shorts, repairing wiring harnesses

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  1. Midlife

    Wiring harness help

    I forgot the name of the storm, but Pamela sounds about right. We pulled into Guam after the storm, and only two buildings were basically left standing and operational: the Hilton and MacDonalds. A couple of years later, we were stuck on Guam during another storm...the night before, we were at a restaurant, and heard over the radio that "the Official Police Looting Patrol" was out and about. We laughed out loud, wondering whether the police were officially looting, or the police were going after official looters, or what... I was on oceanographic research vessels from 75-80 as a graduate student.
  2. Midlife

    Midlife

    Yes, some damage; the house was habitable for a few days until the ceilings dropped. See my post in the Garage section. As for the obsolete connectors, the manufacturers manage to produce new, slightly "improved" models every year...*sigh* Hard to keep up chasing them down at my age...
  3. Midlife

    Wiring harness help

    Not my first by a long shot: I think I'm well over 3 dozen, but most at sea. My first was a supertyphoon in 1976 at sea. The most magnificent sight I ever witnessed was when I was allowed up on the bridge, taking 35* rolls, waves 45 feet, winds 75 mph gusting to 90. The wind was whipping the tops of the waves right off: simply indescribable and beautiful. I[m not that afraid of the wind; but the flooding that accompanies hurricanes on land/beaches is something to evacuate from. A person cannot stand up to the force of flood waters.
  4. Midlife

    Midlife vs Michael?

    Bald jokes? The best part of this storm is that I've lost 20 pounds and my appetite. It is hard when you're old and have to do manual labor for 8 hours in hot, humid conditions. I got my first sleep last night that was longer than 3 hours.
  5. Midlife

    Main harness grommet

    They can only be replaced by cutting each wire and fishing it through an intact grommet. The 1968 headlight feed has the same size grommet as 69/70.
  6. Midlife

    Midlife

    I haven't heard a word from him. From his wife? Oh yes, a whole lot of complaining, yelling, and cursing.
  7. Midlife

    Wiring harness help

    That harness don't look right at all for that application. It looks more like a clock and light harness for the right side of the dash. Most definitely not a hood lamp turn signal harness.
  8. Midlife

    I'm OK

    Just a quick note: we survived Michael, but we lost fences, 60% of the shingles, and had water intrusion into the attic and ceiling drywall. One small window broken in the house garage. Lost power at 11AM on the 10th, water later that day. I sat and watched the entire hurricane from my Florida room, watching the winds turn from the east to north to west; we stayed in the eye wall for about 3 hours or so. Lots of trees fell down from across the street onto our property but did not hit the house. Had sufficient water for a couple of days, gas for the generator, so it would be like camping for a few days. One dropped ceiling in a room we closed and sealed off. The house got very humid and hot, and even with the windows open it was a bit uncomfortable. No toilet functions. Started cleanup the next day, but tarps came on only on Monday, thanks to neighbors. Road was cleared by cutting trees, leaving tops in our yard. Driveway was cleared. Went out on Monday for gas, supplies, and wife's medications by driving north about 50 miles. Tuesday: 2 more dropped ceilings, and mold beginning to form in carpets and ceilings, so decided to bug out to Columbus GA, as everything closer was taken. Will not return until power, sewage, water, and Internet returns. I have insurance, and they are helpful in relieving anxiety at the moment. Harness business will be down until I can return and resume work. Thanks for thinking of me! Just a quick note: we survived Michael, but we lost fences, 60% of the shingles, and had water intrusion into the attic and ceiling drywall. One small window broken in the house garage. Lost power at 11AM on the 10th, water later that day. I sat and watched the entire hurricane from my Florida room, watching the winds turn from the east to north to west; we stayed in the eye wall for about 3 hours or so. Lots of trees fell down from across the street onto our property but did not hit the house. Had sufficient water for a couple of days, gas for the generator, so it would be like camping for a few days. One dropped ceiling in a room we closed and sealed off. The house got very humid and hot, and even with the windows open it was a bit uncomfortable. No toilet functions. Started cleanup the next day, but tarps came on only on Monday, thanks to neighbors. Road was cleared by cutting trees, leaving tops in our yard. Driveway was cleared. Went out on Monday for gas, supplies, and wife's medications by driving north about 50 miles. Tuesday: 2 more dropped ceilings, and mold beginning to form in carpets and ceilings, so decided to bug out to Columbus GA, as everything closer was taken. Will not return until power, sewage, water, and Internet returns. I have insurance, and they are helpful in relieving anxiety at the moment. Harness business will be down until I can return and resume work. Thanks for thinking of me! Just a quick note: we survived Michael, but we lost fences, 60% of the shingles, and had water intrusion into the attic and ceiling drywall. One small window broken in the house garage. Lost power at 11AM on the 10th, water later that day. I sat and watched the entire hurricane from my Florida room, watching the winds turn from the east to north to west; we stayed in the eye wall for about 3 hours or so. Lots of trees fell down from across the street onto our property but did not hit the house. Had sufficient water for a couple of days, gas for the generator, so it would be like camping for a few days. One dropped ceiling in a room we closed and sealed off. The house got very humid and hot, and even with the windows open it was a bit uncomfortable. No toilet functions. Started cleanup the next day, but tarps came on only on Monday, thanks to neighbors. Road was cleared by cutting trees, leaving tops in our yard. Driveway was cleared. Went out on Monday for gas, supplies, and wife's medications by driving north about 50 miles. Tuesday: 2 more dropped ceilings, and mold beginning to form in carpets and ceilings, so decided to bug out to Columbus GA, as everything closer was taken. Will not return until power, sewage, water, and Internet returns. I have insurance, and they are helpful in relieving anxiety at the moment. Harness business will be down until I can return and resume work. Thanks for thinking of me!
  9. Midlife

    Stalls while driving

    You might be able to simply transfer the key tumbler from the old ignition switch to the new one, keeping your key the same.
  10. Yeah, and you didn't have any hair then either! *G*
  11. That must have been from a long time ago...before I started my business, no?
  12. Nope. Either start from a stock harness or use a kit---those are your choices, unless you want to create your own wiring from scratch.
  13. That's why I don't like AAW and other wiring kits: they require too much splicing the original connectors to make everything work. Why not provide the proper connectors for a few dollars more? Ughh...
  14. Midlife

    69-70 Hood catch

    To the original poster: I'd check with Mustangstofear and see if they make one. Tee Hee!
  15. Midlife

    69-70 Hood catch

    Check West Coast Cougar Classics: they sell a lot of used parts and this part may be interchangeable between Cougars and Mustangs.
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